Given the size and complexity of the proposed Cafritz development, it's no surprise that Thursday's approval by the Prince George's County Planning Board drew significant media interest. Patch's own coverage included a live blog of the proceedings and reactions from officials involved in the process—here's a look at what others wrote:
Staff writer Daniel Gross rounds up the action from Thursday's hearing, including a post-vote pledge from Jane Cafritz that the developer is "not going to come in and turn this over."
• The Washington Post: "Whole Foods project a step closer in Prince George's"
Lori Aratani describes the project as one that "has been controversial among residents but that officials hope will send a message to developers that the county is a place where high-end retail can thrive."
• Rethink College Park: "Planning Board Approves Cafritz 4-0"
Writer Chris Gill briefly discusses the vote and runs down some of the changes made to the conditions late in the process.
• Associated Press/WUSA: Prince George's May Get First Whole Foods Store
A quick write-up of the planning board's vote via the AP (which misidentifies the location of the development as College Park).